In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, September, 2020

Unbelievable! Landlord Units Tenant Ablaze, Burns Her To Dying Over Of N11, 000 Lease In Calabar

Unbelievable! Landlord Sets Tenant Ablaze, Burns Her To Death Over Of N11, 000 Rent In Calabar


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In line with a report by Vanguard, a landlord on Wednesday doused the room of one in every of his tenants with petrol and set it on fireplace, burning her to demise over nonpayment of 11 thousand naira hire.

The incident occurred at No 9, Ansa Ewa Avenue, Cobham City within the Bayside space of the town when the owner whose title was given as David Ntiero Okon poured gas within the room of Mrs Mary Samuel and ignited fireplace that engulfed the one-room condo and ultimately killed her.

A tenant in the home, Obongette, a safety man advised Vanguard that the girl who has lived in the home for over seven years owed the owner eleven thousand naira following the downturn in her fish enterprise brought on by incessant assaults by militants within the Calabar Water Channel.

“The girl is a fish vendor and on Wednesday morning she went to purchase fish at Oron in Akwa Ibom State and when she got here again that night the owner requested her to pay the steadiness of her annual hire however she mentioned she didn’t have any cash however needs to be allowed to promote her fish the following day so she may elevate cash to pay the hire”.

In line with Obongette, the owner grew to become infuriated by the lady’s attraction and began accusing her of refusing to pay him the hire and when the lady went to tub the person poured gas within the room and after bathing as she stepped into the room the person ignited fireplace which engulfed the place.

“As the lady shouted and tried to flee however the man locked the door and when individuals got here to rescue her, he introduced out a machete and chased them away threatening to kill anybody who dared to rescue the burning girl”.

He mentioned after the lady died individuals within the space mobilised and took the corpse of the lady to the owner’s condo and laid it there until the following day.

“Police got here yesterday (Thursday) afternoon and carried the physique and in addition arrested the person as a result of we ensured that he didn’t escape or do some other factor. The home was constructed by his late father and he chased away all his siblings from the home and took over the home”.

DSP Irene Ugbo, the Cross River Police spokesman mentioned the person is in police custody whereas the corpse has been deposited within the mortuary. “Investigations are occurring to unravel what actually occurred” she said

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